The Church of the Apostles was an organism by virtue of the Eucharist and the selection of the Apostles by the Lord, and thus also a hierarchically organized community.
One may be surprised to learn that, in addition to the traditional four attributes of the Church - that it is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic - a further attribute was considered to be foundational and was introduced into the Creed - the communion of saints. I would like to demonstrate how this additional attribute further clarified and concretized the four others, how it sets the Catholic Church apart from all others.
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